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Thursday, 28 June
Muse have unveiled their official song for the London Olympics, Survival. The track will be played at the games' venues throughout the event and by international broadcasters. "It's a huge honour to have the track chosen as such a major part of the London 2012 Olympic Games," declared frontman Matt Bellamy. "I wrote it with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win." With lyrics including words like "pace, strength, race, loose, win and I won't give in" we believe him.
Talking of the games, the Musicians Union have issued a statement criticizing organisers for not paying their members who are performing as part of the Olympics.
Van Morrison will release his 34th solo album Born To Sing: No Plan B on 1 October.
Janelle Monae has played two new songs at Toronto's Jazz Festival. You can listen to the jazzy and bluesy Dorothy Dandrige Eyes and Electric Lady below.
After the trailer yesterday, here's the full Lana Del Rey video for National Anthem featuring the singer and A$AP Rocky doing their best Marilyn Monroe/ Kennedy impressions.
As well as 'acting' together, the pair have actually collaborated on a track by producer The Kickdrums.
Rihanna was evacuated from her London hotel after a blaze broke out yesterday morning. There are no reports of injury following the fire in an elevator shaft at the Corinthia Hotel.
Here's a Star Wars parody of Gotye's Somebody That I Used Know video (via Vulture.com).
Kings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill has announced that he and his wife are expecting their first child, due this December. This follows the birth of younger brother and Kings frontman, Caleb Followill's first child earlier this week.
Radiohead have announced new dates for the shows that had to reschedule in the aftermath of the stage collapse in Toronto.
Wes Anderson and his music supervisor Randall Poster talk about soundtracks.
Watch a curious new film posted online by Mumford & Sons which is possibly dropping a hint or two about the band's second album.
Noel Gallagher, David Beckham and Damien Hurst are reportedly among those who have contributed to the programme notes for this weekend's Stone Roses gigs in Manchester's Heaton Park. A copy is yours for just £20.
Mike Love is apparently already making plans for a new Beach Boys tour to follow the current reunion... without Brian Wilson.
The Flaming Lips are midway through their world record attempt to play the most gigs in multiple cities in 24 hours. Wayne Coyne explains all... sort of... in this video.
Tim Burgess is releasing a new solo album Oh No I Love You on 24 September.
The Stone Roses - War And Peace author, and the man behind our current cover feature, Simon Spence is doing a signing session at the HMV on Market Street in Manchester tomorrow from 1pm (BST) to mark the band's Heaton Park gigs.
Will.i.am is set for his first UK solo Number 1 single with This Is Love, while Linkin Park are on course to top the albums chart on Sunday according to the official midweeks.
Today's Track Of The Day is Paul Bank's Julian Plenti with Summertime Is Coming
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
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